Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Peacemaker.

You want to know why diplomatic efforts have failed in Iraq? Because our idiots haven't identified a common interest amongst the Iraqis around which they can rally. Well, now they've got it: Iraqis love Lionel Richie.

Grown Iraqi men get misty-eyed by the mere mention of his name. "I love Lionel Richie," they say. Iraqis who do not understand a word of English can sing an entire Lionel Richie song.

So here's my suggestion, ripped straight from an MBA/organizational development manual: put all the sectarian and insurgent leaders in a heavily decorated catering hall, and make them participate in a "Celebration" conga line! How can you hate after that?